Reducing funding to food stamps is something that should’ve happened years ago! We spend almost 80 BILLION dollars a year on it and what do we have to show for it? Abuses, a sense of entitlement, and a general laziness. I’ve seen people use their EBT and SNAP cards to buy new sneakers, alcohol, and even drugs in some cases. We’re essentially paying for these people to continue to be worthless pieces of trash.
I’m in no way saying that there aren’t people who don’t need the help, It’s hard raising children as a single parent working multiple jobs. With the way life is it’s hard to dig out of holes of debt. You get pregnant, or you get laid off, I understand. Life has a way of throwing curveballs at us and some people can’t always deal with it on their own. In those cases yes, food stamps and government assistance is very important. But, to get pregnant or to not work, simply because you know they gov’t will take care of you or because for some reason in your twisted mind you believe you deserve to be paid to do nothing, THAT IS REPREHENSIBLE!
So what? Is this yet another rant about how lazy people should just get jobs and quit complaining? Well yes and no. I’d like to actually propose a solution instead of being yet another ignorant person screaming to be heard.
we need to have a way for people to be able to work for their benefits. We need job training programs and ways to EDUCATE people. We need to have better access to good daycares so that these parents can actually feel good about going to work. We need to have a higher minimum wage. There are billion dollar companies that need to be paying their workers a living wage.
In the end, this isn’t something that is a one-sided issue. Simply waiting for the government to hand out money is what got us into this mess in the first place. We need to be proactive and try to work even harder to stop feeding into our “give it to me now” mentality.